WHAT'S IN SEASON…

OREGON BLACK TRUFFLE
(Leucangia carthusiana)
A distinctive, yet complex aroma, with a hint of tropical fruit, often described as pineapple. They lend themselves well to many hearty meat-based dishes to delicate desserts.
Growing season: Late December - March.
Call for availability and pricing.

OREGON WHITE TRUFFLE:
(Tuber oregonense)
A very powerful musky garlic aroma that pairs well with many Italian dishes and cream-based recipes.
Growing season: Late December - March.
Call for availability and pricing.

Hunting truffles is literally dirty work. Most people that hunt for them do so without the aid of a dog, disrupting the truffles fragile envirnoment. We don't buy truffles from other pickers, and we only pick what you order. We feel that a smaller footprint not only results in happier forests, but higher quality truffles for years to come.

Although black & white truffles are our specialty, we also hunt for many other types of edible mushrooms. Some of these can be effectively dried and preserved for long periods of time. See below for approximate seasons for the local fresh mushrooms available. If you'd like to inquire about dried mushrooms for sale, contact us today.

 

 

WINTER

Oregon Black Truffle
(Leucangia carthusiana)
A distinctive, yet complex aroma, with a hint of tropical fruit, often described as pineapple.
Oregon White Truffle
(Tuber oregonense)
A very powerful musky garlic aroma.
Brown Truffle
(Leucangium brunneum)
Availability of this rare truffle varies from year to year. Please inquire about availability.
Hedgehog Mushrooms
(Hydnum repandum)
Taste is comparable to a Chanterelle mushroom, but with a nuttier flavor.

 

 

SPRING

Spring King Bolete/Porcini (Boletus Edulis) Only found in the Cascade mountains in the Pacific NW!
Morels
(Morchella)
Fire (burn) morels: collected in year old forest fire areas.
Black Morels: found eastside of the Cascade mountains.
Esculenta (yellow) morels: found along streams and marshy areas.
Spring Oregon White Truffles
(Tuber gibbosum)
Very similar to the winter variety. Though, these tend to grow much larger. Season: April through June.

 

 

SUMMER

Chanterelle Found near conifer and Oak trees throughout the northwest.
Chicken of the Woods Found in shelving masses or shelves on logs, stumps or trunks.

 

 

FALL

Chanterelle Found near conifer and Oak trees throughout the northwest.
King Bolete Often found in groups within or at the edge of forests - preferably conifers but can thrive in Oak and Birch forests.
Matsutake Ideal habitat is sandy soil under conifers, Madrone or Manzanita.
Cauliflower Mushroom Thrive at the base of conifers - specifically older pine trees in bad health. Also known to grow on stumps and fallen trees.

 

Cross section of a ripe Oregon black truffle.

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Oregon Black Truffle

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King Bolete

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Morel